Terminal Salary

If the appointment is terminated for reasons not involving moral turpitude, the faculty member receives the contracted salary in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Faculty members in their first through third year of probationary service receive their contracted salary for three (3) months following the date of notification of their dismissal;
     
  • Faculty members in their fourth through sixth year of probationary service receive their contracted salary for six (6) months following the date of notification of their dismissal;
     
  • Tenured faculty members receive their contracted salary for twelve (12) months following the date of notification of their dismissal.  

The provision for terminal salary does not apply in the event that there has been a finding that the conduct which justified dismissal involved moral turpitude. Moral turpitude applies to that kind of behavior which goes beyond simply warranting discharge and is so utterly blameworthy as to make it inappropriate to require the continuation of the faculty member’s salary.

The standard is not that the moral sensibilities of the persons in the particular community have been affronted. The standard is behavior that would evoke condemnation by the academic community generally.

Applies To: 
Faculty
Last Updated: 
08/15/2018
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